Vivo Z1 Pro design

Vivo Z1 Pro (review) embodies the Gen-Z spirit and ushers in a set of specs and features to tap the gaming tribe. It is the brand’s first phone in India with a punch-hole display. The key specs include its 32MP front camera, 5000mAh battery, and Snapdragon 712 processor.

If you’re looking for a gaming-centric phone that spruces your PUBG experience without clipping on other areas, this phone could be in your wish-list. That said, you might have certain doubts and queries related to Z1 Pro. To address them, we have compiled a list of frequently asked questions and their answers.

Vivo Z1 Pro Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q. What are the full specifications of Vivo Z1 Pro?

A. Here’s the full-fledged spec table of Vivo Z1 Pro down below:

Vivo Z1 Pro Specifications

Model Vivo Z1 Pro
Display 6.53-inch LCD Full HD+ 19:5:9 aspect ratio
Processor 2.3 GHz Octa-core SD712, Adreno 616
RAM 4/6GB LPDDR4x
Storage 64/128GB UFS 2.1, microSD, up to 256 GB
Battery 5000mAh with 18W fast charger
Front Camera 32MP, f/2.0
Rear Camera 16MP (f/1.8) +8MP (f/2.2) +2MP (f/2.4)
Software Android Pie based Funtouch OS

 

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Design and Display

Vivo Z1 Pro design

Q. How’s the design of Vivo Z1 Pro?

A. Vivo Z1 Pro looks modern thanks to its gradient back and punch-hole display upfront. It’s a big and bulky phone (it weighs around 206 grams in our measurement). Gladly, its rounded edges facilitate a good grip. There is a dedicated Google Assistant button.

Q. Does Vivo Z1 Pro’s display have gorilla glass protection? 

A. No, it does not. Instead, the phone features a strengthened 2.5D curved glass called as Schott Xensation 3D. Vivo claims that Xensation 3D is better in Scratch protection (not drop protection) than Gorilla Glass 5 and 6 by 8.15%.

Q. Is the Vivo Z1 Pro Fingerprint sensor responsive enough?

A. Yes, it is responsive, reliable, fast enough and fairly reachable.

Q. What’s all in the Vivo Z1 Pro box?

A. Here’s what you’d get in the box

  • Handset with pre-applied screen protector
  • Transparent case cover
  • Headphones
  • 18W charging adaptor
  • Charging cable
  • SIM ejector tool and documentation

Q. Does Vivo Z1 Pro has USB Type C or Micro USB?

A. No, USB type-C, The charging port is still micro USB.

Q. How is the Vivo Z1 Pro Display?

A. Specs-wise, you get a 6.53-inch Full HD+ display panel with 19:5:9 aspect ratio. The display is fairly sharp with sufficient contrast and vibrant colors. You get various options like screen calibration, dark mode, and Eye Protect mode within the settings.

Q. Does Vivo Z1 Pro support Auto brightness? How is outdoor visibility?

A. Outdoor visibility is workable but not stellar.

Q. Is there an option to hide the punch-hole notch?

A. No, there is no option to hide the punch-hole notch.

Q. Do you need a case for the Vivo Z1 Pro?

A. Vivo includes a transparent TPU case in the retail box. The phone is a bit big and bulky, which is alleviated to an extent by its arched edges. The back is made of polycarbonate with a glass-like finish. Although, the plastic build spares you from damage, (otherwise a major concern for glass chassis), you could still go with good skin or case for an extra layer of protection.

Q. Does the phone come with an eye protection filter?

A. Yes, it features an Eye Protection mode within the settings.

Q. Is the Vivo Z1 Pro water-resistant?

A. No, Vivo Z1 Pro is not water resistant.

Q. Is the battery of Vivo Z1 Pro removable?

A. No, the battery is sealed inside the phone.

Q. Is there a notification LED on the Vivo Z1 Pro?

A. No, the phone is devoid of notification LED light.

Q. Is there an IR blaster on the Vivo Z1 Pro that can be used to control TVs and other devices?

A. No, there is no IR blaster on the Vivo Z1 Pro.

Q. What colors are the Vivo Z1 Pro going to be available in?

A. Vivo Z1 Pro will be available in Sonic blue, Mirror black, and Sonic black colors.

Performance

Q. Which mobile processor is used in Vivo Z1 Pro?

A. The processing is helmed by a 2.3 GHz Octa-core Snapdragon 712 chipset based on 10nm architecture. The graphics load is borne by the Adreno 616 GPU.

Q. What are the RAM and storage variants available with Vivo Z1 Pro?

A. Vivo Z1 Pro comes in three LPDDR4x RAM plus UFS 2.1 ROM combination. This include 4GB+ 64GB, 6GB+ 64GB and finally a 6GB + 128GB options.

Q. What are the gaming features on the Vivo Z1 Pro and are they effective?

A. Vivo Z1 Pro gaming features

Vivo Z1 Pro is touted as the official smartphone of PUBG Mobile Club Open 2019. Besides the power-packed internals, the phone boasts a bunch of gaming features. They are 4DX Vibration feedback, Game Cube, and Game optimization Mode. It comes with a dedicated eSports mode that facilitates an uninterrupted PUBG or Fortnite gaming session.

Q. Which Android version runs on the Vivo Z1 Pro? Will it get Android Q update?

A. Vivo Z1 Pro runs on Android 9 Pie based Funtouch OS. The company has not revealed any future updates related to Android Q.

Q. What is the AnTuTu score of Vivo Z1 Pro’s Snapdragon 712?

A. In our test, Vivo Z1 Pro scored 184986 points in the AnTuTu benchmark.

Q. Does Vivo Z1 Pro support MicroSD card storage expansion? Is it a dedicated slot?

A. Yes, it supports a dedicated MicroSD card, using which you could expand the storage upto 256GB.

Q. Is there Widevine L1 support on the Vivo Z1 Pro for HD playback on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, etc?

A.  Our review unit lacked Widevine L1 support and didn’t support HD streaming on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and the likes. However, the company had announced the support for Widevine L1 during the launch event. Vivo claims that the people who will be buying the devices will get the L1 support.

Q. Can you lock apps using the fingerprint scanner on the Vivo Z1 Pro?

A. Yes, it does feature fingerprint as well Face Recognition based app encryption. You could find the same in the settings under the Fingerprint, face and password section.

Q. What is the battery size on Vivo Z1 Pro? Does it support fast charging? Is the fast charger bundled?

A. Vivo Z1 Pro packs a massive 5000mAh battery that could often last for more than a day, even with extensive gaming. You could refuel the battery with an 18W dual engine fast charging which charges 70% in one hour. Yes, the fast charger is bundled.

Q. How much free storage space does one get on the Vivo Z1 Pro out of the box?

A. Out of the box, we got roughly 52 GB free out of 64GB total storage in our review unit. Rest is consumed by a feature-packed Funtouch OS and the coupled resources.

Q. Can you uninstall or disable pre-installed apps on the handset?

A. Yes and No as some of the bloatware can be uninstalled while many other default apps remain adamantly baked. Thusly, they can’t be uninstalled.

Q. Does the Vivo Z1 Pro offer navigation gestures?

A. Yes, you can manually activate Gesture Navigation from the settings under the System Navigation section.

Q. Does Vivo Z1 Pro feature App cloning or Parallel Dual Apps?

A. Yes, it has an App Clone feature in the settings. However, it supports a few apps like Facebook and Whatsapp only.

Connectivity and Others

Q. Does Vivo Z1 Pro support Dual SIM Dual VoLTE?

A. Yes, Vivo Z1 Pro is equipped with Dual SIM Dual VOLTE. So, you can use two Jio SIMs in tandem without breaking a sweat.

Q. Does Vivo Z1 Pro sport a 3.5mm headphone jack?

A. Yes, you get a 3.5mm audio jack at the bottom right next to the micro USB port and bottom firing speaker.

Q. How’s the audio experience from Vivo Z1 Pro?

A. The loudspeakers on Vivo Z1 Pro can get louder than most other phones in this segment, which is again well-suited to gaming. The audio output via headphones is pretty great too. Audio via wireless headphones felt a bit lacking, though.

Q. What sensors are there in Vivo Z1 Pro?

A. Vivo has included sensors like Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, and compass.

Q. Does Vivo Z1 Pro support call recording?

A. Yes, Vivo has baked in automatic call recording feature in Z1 Pro.

Q. Does the Vivo Z1 Pro feature FM radio?

A. No, FM radio is not present on Vivo Z1 Pro.

Q. Does the handset support USB OTG?

A. Yes, you can connect external pen drive using USB OTG feature.

Q. Does it support NFC?

A. No, Vivo Z1 Pro doesn’t support NFC.

Camera

Vivo Z1 Pro back

Q. Can you click 32MP selfies on the Vivo Z1 Pro?

A. Yes, you can capture full 32MP resolution selfies by default.

Q. Does Vivo Z1 Pro has face unlock?

A. Yes, you get Face Recognition and Unlock in Vivo Z1 Pro.

Q. Can you record slow-motion videos on Vivo Z1 Pro?

A. Yes, you can record slow-mo videos in 1080p@120fps.

Q. What are the camera modes available in Vivo Z1 Pro?

A. Vivo has woven a lot of nice-have features like Pro mode, Panorama, dedicated Night mode, AI beauty, Fun Video, and AR stickers.

Q. Can 4K videos be recorded on the Vivo Z1 Pro?

A. Yes, you can click 4K videos at 60fps. Although Full HD videos at 30fps support EIS, the same is absent while recording 1080p@60fps or 4K videos.

Q. Does Vivo Z1 Pro support Camera2API and Google camera app (GCam)?

A. Vivo Z1 Pro comes with limited support for Camera2API in our tests and unfortunately, GCam didn’t work on our unit.

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Pricing and Availability

Q. What’s the price of Vivo Z1 Pro?

A. Vivo Z1 Pro base variant with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage is available for Rs. 14,990. Its 6GB RAM and 64GB storage model is priced at Rs. 16,990. Finally, you could buy the 6GB RAM and 128GB storage edition at Rs. 17,990.

Q. Where and when can you buy Vivo Z1 Pro?

A. The sale begins from 11 July exclusively via Flipkart.com.

Vivo Z1 Pro Pros and Cons

We have answered some of the most asked Vivo Z1 Pro related questions. If you have a particular question in mind, you can ask us in the comment section below and we will try and get back to you as soon as possible.

Pros 

  • Excellent performance and gaming
  • Dedicated card slot and Audio Jack
  • Trendy display
  • Excellent battery mileage

 

Cons 

  • Big and bulky
  • No HD streaming on Netflix, Prime at the moment
  • Software needs improvements
  • No USB Type-C port

10 COMMENTS

  1. I have few questions.
    Will Vivo Z1Pro get L1 in OTA update?
    Which applications of call and contacts used in Vivo Z1Pro? Because i have Mi A1 and I don’t like Google’s call and contact apps.
    Is Vivo Z1Pro scratch proof device?

    • Vivo mentioned L1 certification at the event stage, so yes, users will most probably get L1 (maybe even out of the box in retail units). However, L1 is not the sole requirement for HD streaming to work, and users might still not get HD streaming on Prime and Netflix.

      Vivo has its proprietary dialer and contact app
      No, it’s not scratch proof. The phone comes with a good quality plastic screen protector pre-installed.

      • It means we will not get L1 Widevine in vivo Z1Pro. I like full HD contents, if this will not support fhd than whats the mean of fhd+ screen?
        Neither the phone has gorilla glass nor the scratch proof designed even after the bulky size.
        I was so excited to get this mobile (also in confusions) but now i have my doubts cleared. Now I’ll not buy this device.
        Type C charger is Good, because the jack of type C never get old, remains as new.
        And the notification LED is very helpful to get informed even without unlocking the screen.

        Thanks for your reply

        • Hi, we can now confirm that retail units are shipping with Widevine L1 certificate, we can’t confirm iF HD streaming is supported, though. Also, Vivo clarified that the Xensation 3D protection on the screen on Z1 Pro offers 8.15% better scratch resistance than Gorilla Glass 5.

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